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Volume: 4 | Article ID: art00030
The Wall of Inspiration: A Computer Aided Color Selection System
  DOI :  10.2352/CGIV.2008.4.1.art00030  Published OnlineJanuary 2008

Computer graphics hardware and software is used to create a new set of tools for selecting a household paint color. Important surface reflection effects, such as gloss and pearlescence, are rendered in real time using pixel shading hardware. Unlike traditional paint chips, this feature permits colors to be evaluated on three dimensional shapes and in different surface finishes. A novel set of color navigation tools is provided to allow the user to visualize the color collection supplied by the manufacturer, to select subsets of the collection for consideration, and to match or modify an existing color sample. This interface is easier to use and less expensive to produce than the fan deck found in most paint stores. The pictures produced by the software are displayed on a four panel video wall. The large size of the wall allows the user to evaluate the appearance of the color at a scale similar to its final dimension once it has been applied to a surface.

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Seth Berrier, Clement Shimizu, Patrick Chong, D'nardo Colucci, Gary Meyer, "The Wall of Inspiration: A Computer Aided Color Selection Systemin Proc. IS&T CGIV 2008/MCS'08 4th European Conf. on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision 10th Int'l Symp. on Multispectral Colour Science,  2008,  pp 132 - 137,

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